Making this romantic Valentine tin, inspired me to post this sweet love letter written by Ronald Regan to his wife, Nancy. I have a few classic "love notes" and a heart-shaped ring from my youth that now have a place to rest. These nostalgic images can be downloaded from Lisa Vollrath's "Original Printable Holiday Collection." Enjoy!
Aboard Air Force One
March 4, 1983
Dear First Lady,
I know tradition has it that on this morning I place cards, Happy Anniversary cards, on your breakfast tray. But things are somewhat mixed up. I substituted a gift and delivered it a few weeks ago.
Still this is the day, the day that marks 31 years of such happiness as comes to few men. I told you once that it was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.
You know I love the ranch but these last two days made it plain I only love it when you are there. Come to think of it, that's true of every place & every time. When you aren't there I'm no place, just lost in time & space.
I more than love you, I'm not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone, I'm waiting for you to return so I can start living again.
Happy Anniversary and thank you for 31 wonderful years.
I love you.
Your Grateful Husband